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Wm. J. Young Engraved Brass Sundial

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
356
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Wm. J. Young Engraved Brass Sundial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. c. 1840-50, 10 1/4-in. engraved plate marked "Wm J. Young Maker Philadelphia," gnomon angle set at 40 degrees for the center of Philadelphia, latitude 39 degrees.

Note: Gnomon's setting corresponds to the latitude of the center of Philadelphia, suggesting possible use at Wm. J. Young's home on Lombard St.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Philadelphia, Clocks, Gnomon, Horology, Inventions, Sundials, Time